Published: Fri, February 07, 2020
Medical | By Mark Scott

Pelosi Blasts Trump, Says He Appeared 'Sedated' at State of the Union

Pelosi Blasts Trump, Says He Appeared 'Sedated' at State of the Union

Many Republicans, including Sen.Lamar Alexander of Tennessee, a key swing vote, said the House had proved its case that the President had tied the USA aid to investigations.

Trump had the bully pulpit - and almost solid Republican support behind him - on Pelosi's turf during his Tuesday State of the Union address.

The House speaker said she has tried to be "gracious" with Trump throughout his presidency. They added the speaker's actions pushed them towards the Republican Party and added she made the case for President Trump's reelection. Portman said he wouldn't vote to censure Trump, either.

It was rejected in a 224 to 193 party-line vote, with all Democrats voting against it and all Republicans voting in favor of it.

"I tore up a manifesto of mistruths", she told reporters Thursday.

Pelosi said that she had extended a "hand of friendship" to the president as he stepped up to the House chamber's dais on Tuesday to welcome him - but he did not take her hand.

Pelosi reportedly slammed the president and his speech during a closed-door meeting with House Democrats on Wednesday morning.

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Pelosi jumped to Romney's defense, saying that the comment was "particularly without class" and that it was rich for Trump to "mischaracterize" people's motivations stemming from prayer and faith, things he knows "little about".

Senators voted Wednesday to acquit President Donald Trump of two articles of impeachment-abuse of power and obstruction of Congress. Trump will remain in office after Democrats fell short of the two-thirds majority needed to remove him. "The president is to submit in writing or in person his statement of the state of the union". But all of that has been overshadowed by Nancy Pelosi's "rip heard round the world". Pelosi ripped up her copy of Trump's speech as he ended his address.

Pelosi's action led to widespread Republican condemnation that spilled over onto the House floor when Granger introduced the privileged resolution.

Watch Pelosi's full news conference below.

Following the impeachment managers' opening arguments, Trump's legal team spent Jan. 25, Jan. 27 and Jan. 28 laying out their defense.

Even in the midst of the impeachment process, President Donald Trump gave his third State of the Union Address, focusing on hot button issues including healthcare, immigration, and national security.

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